Prishita is the co-organiser of the event.
She’s a recent graduate from the University of Cambridge, and a passionate feminist and campaigner for equality. Prishita was named as one of The Independent’s ‘female groundbreakers of 2017’. She was also the runner-up for the Intel WISE Girl Award for inspiring young women in science through her blog and other science communication efforts.
Prishita’s currently working in Tanzania as Education Project Director with the NGO, Cambridge Development Initiative, overseeing a diverse team of volunteers and running five initiatives that aim to promote youth employment and gender equality. One of these is called KompyutHer, which is a 6-week programme that provides computer skills – all the way from how to use a mouse to writing a CV and applying for jobs – to out-of-school girls, most of whom have never touched a computer before.
Prishita is also a classically-trained violinist, and is extremely excited to be able to use this platform to promote impressive and formidable female musicians and gender equality in the music industry, as well as some speakers whose words are very close to her heart and have inspired her own growth in the past year.